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Wednesday morning one-liners

Vince Young speaks to the press for the first time as a Buffalo Bill, in Orchard Park, New York Reuters

Said Bills backup QB Vince Young of Ryan Fitzpatrick, “He’s our starting quarterback and I’m behind him 100 percent.”

Here are 10 questions facing the Dolphins right now.

Patriots WR Donte’ Stallworth says the year he was suspended from the NFL for killing a man while driving drunk made him appreciate football more.

The Jets have signed the other Robert Griffin.

The Ravens signed five undrafted free agents who tried out at their rookie minicamp: QB Chester Stewart and TE Matt Balasavage, both of Temple; Georgia TE Bruce Figgins; Alabama State LB Nigel Carr; and Northwestern CB Jordan Mabin.

Bengals defensive line coach Jay Hayes said of his message for the rookies, “I’ve already told them that we’ve got a strong room and the guys in here aren’t going to accept anything less than your best.”

With headlines like this, maybe we should just put Browns RB Trent Richardson in Canton right now.

Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher, who lost his wife to melanoma, is urging people to get screened.

Texans special teams coach Joe Marciano likes what he sees from rookie RB Davin Meggett, son of Dave Meggett.

The Colts claimed TE Andre Smith off waivers from the Bears and waived CB Mike Holmes.

The Jaguars have fired their longtime equipment manager. No reason was given for the move.

Titans undrafted rookie C William Vlachos thinks playing in the SEC makes him ready for the NFL.

Broncos boss John Elway has given a strong endorsement to QB Brock Osweiler.

At least 122 former Kansas City Chiefs are suing the NFL.

Said Raiders RB Darren McFadden about getting hurt last season, “I was hoping to get to 1,800 rushing yards, but it didn’t work out that way. I will keep pushing for it this year and hopefully get to those goals.”

The death of Junior Seau continues to raise questions about what former players need to deal with life after football.

Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray says his surgically repaired ankle feels great.

The Giants are getting their Super Bowl rings today.

It remains unclear who the Redskins’ top running back will be, Roy Helu or Tim Hightower.

Bears QB Jay Cutler may have a more perceptive assessment of the Bears’ offensive line than head coach Lovie Smith.

Lions TE Tony Scheffler and DT Ndamukong Suh are co-owners of a gym.

Says Packers WR Jordy Nelson, “When the season is over, I go back home and don’t think about football for a while. As much as people talk about refreshing the body, I think you have to refresh the mind as well.”

The Vikings have signed DE Nick Reed.

Says Falcons rookie OT Lamar Holmes, “I feel like I can come in there and be a contributor from Day 1, because I’m going to work and whoever is across from me, I’m going to make them work hard every day, all day.”

The Panthers have claimed second-year RB Armond Smith off waivers from Cleveland.

Says Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt of losing Sean Payton to a yearlong suspension, “How would Pittsburgh react if Chuck Noll was gone? Or how would Dallas react if Tom Landry wasn’t there? Or San Francisco without Bill Walsh?”

The Bucs are holding out hope that DE Da’Quan Bowers will recover from Achilles surgery in time to play late in the regular season.

The long-term contract signed by Cardinals DE Calais Campbell means he will take up less than half the salary cap space he would have if he had played 2012 on the franchise tender.

Rams QB Austin Davis got some mentoring from Brett Favre. (Let’s hope he doesn’t also get some text messages from Favre.)

San Francisco C Jason Slowey says that when his coach at Western Oregon University first told him he was good enough to play in the NFL, “My thoughts when coach first said that, to be honest, was that he was blowing smoke. It was hard to fathom it was a possibility for me just because of where I’m from.”

The Seahawks have 15 offensive linemen on the 90-man roster.

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5 Responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners”
  1. cjepp says: May 16, 2012 9:56 AM

    Poor Stallworth…SMH.

  2. trollhammer20 says: May 16, 2012 10:28 AM

    I like that last line, “The Seahawks have 15 offensive linemen on the 90-man roster”.

    The biggest problem later in the Ruskell years is we were signing veteran journeymen linemen, in some cases after camp had started, and expecting them to play at a high level. Guys like Mike Wahle and Chester Pitts, who were older and came with injury concerns. They never met expectations.

    Signing guys like Barron, Lutui, and Omaliye may not set the world on fire, but in the very least, they represent quality depth. They aren’t being signed because the team needs someone to take the field in a few weeks, they’re in camp to compete for a job. I strongly suspect Lutui will be starting RG Week One, since his weight is supposedly not an issue, and Barron and Omaliye will be around for depth.

    “Too much depth” on the offensive line is the right kind of problem to have.

  3. nightrain42 says: May 16, 2012 10:42 AM

    Coach Vitt is a idiot. Don’t put Sean Payton in the same group as Chuck Noll and Tom Landry. Those are 2 of the greatest ever to roam the sidelines. Your talking about a 1 time superbowl winner. Put him in the Gruden/billick group where he belongs

  4. denverbronconj says: May 16, 2012 11:02 AM

    Sadly, it takes skin cancer before these sun worshippers who love laying out at the beach realize that tanning is NOT a good thing…you are actually destroying your skin cells when u tan. Ever notice that dermatologists are all fair skinned and are not tanned? Things that u go hmmm…..

  5. jorge99x says: May 16, 2012 2:04 PM

    the favre comment made me spit out my drink! haha

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